Well this Cornish Summer has been UNREAL!
And it’s not over yet! I can’t believe how much fantastic sunshine we have had – completely spoiled. Thanks to living my best flexible freelance life, I’ve had plenty of opportunity to get out and enjoy the weather – from morning SUP sessions to afternoon secret beach adventures.
Below are some other things I’ve loved over the month of July:
1. Finding sushi in Cornwall!
One of my biggest rants about living in Cornwall has always been the fact that there are NO sushi restaurants! We don’t have Yo Sushi or any other chain, and there are no independent Japanese/Sushi places either. EXCEPT from Safu, in Newquay, which I’ve been meaning to visit for months! Alex and I need our sushi fix, so we headed there last week with my mum and sister.
The place could definitely use a liven up with the decor/atmosphere, and it is very expensive if you want to eat in (the takeaway menu is way cheaper, FYI), but hey – it’s sushi! Our nigiri was well cut and super tasty so at least now we know where to go when we have a craving (though I will probably opt for a takeaway next time).
2. Orange Is The New Black Season 6
I JUMPED on this as soon as it was released and Alex and I ended up binge watching it within a week. Alex has never seen OITNB before but he loved it, although we are both kind of gutted that we didn’t take the opportunity to go back and start from the beginning for his sake (and I would have enjoyed a re-watch too!).
It was everything I hoped it would be, with the classic laugh out loud bits alongside the dark side of womens’ prisons.
3. Kayaking with Alex
So I haven’t JUST spent summer indoors watching Netflix (although I do enjoy snuggling up with some good food and a series of an evening), I’ve also been out enjoying the sun on the water too. Alex and I finally found some time to get out on the kayaks at Falmouth one evening… although we soon found out that Alex is in fact too tall and heavy for my inflatable kayaks*. He didn’t sink and we managed an hour long paddle around Gylly and Castle beach, but if he manoeuvred or turned to quick he was in danger of falling out – oops!
That being said, we had a lovely explore around some caves by Pendennis Point, and I personally still love these kayaks to bits. They’re so easily transportable (they take 10 minutes to pump up at the beach) and perfect for anyone who can’t put fibreglass kayaks on their car or who doesn’t fancy investing hundreds of pounds into them (these are way cheaper on Amazon*!).
4. This article about hating fast fashion… finally!!
Olivia and I visited a conference about the clothing industry a few months back, and left feeling pretty frustrated. The majority of people there were middle-class, middle-aged men and women, who spent the whole time ranting about how the people who buy into fast fashion (ie. millennials) are awful and materialistic.
Yes, fast fashion is terrible for many reasons but you cannot preach about how we should all ‘invest one, more expensive item of clothing that is better quality and lasts longer, rather than 10 poorly made and sourced pieces’, when the people who are buying from cheaper, unethical brands are probably doing that because they a) cannot afford your ethical but more expensive brands, or b) aren’t educated to understand the issues of their buying habits.
We are all a product of a consumer culture and more education needs to be spread about the issues with that BUT it is so annoying when middle-class people who can afford to spend £50 on a top rather than £5 just hate on millennials without forming a solution or asking ‘why’.
ANYWAY, this article on The Financial Diet perfectly articulates all of the above in more detail.
5. The BOSH! plant-based cookbook
I’ve been really enjoying cooking vegan and dairy-free meals recently, and I’ve been following BOSH! on Facebook for a while, so I thought I’d finally buy their cookbook of plant-based recipes. There are so many good (and quick/easy!) meal ideas in here for vegans/veggies/anyone who wants to cut down on their meat and dairy intake – would highly recommend! (Only £7.99 on Amazon*)
What have you been loving throughout Summer?
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